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Recent Corrections

  • The Pain Behind the Numbers of Afghanistan’s Deadly Attacks

    The October 20 attack on a mosque in Ghor province killed up to 33 people. Bombings targeting Afghanistan’s minority Shia population at mosques and religious ceremonies are on the rise this year, with at least 149 people dead and more than 300 injured since January. An earlier version of this dispatch misstated the sect targeted in the October 20 attack at the mosque in Ghor province, and the number of people who have died in bombings targeting Afghanistan's minority Shia population at mosques and religious ceremonies.

  • Jordan: Syrian Refugees Being Summarily Deported

    An earlier version of this press release incorrectly stated the year Jordan started hosting Syrian refugees. It has been corrected to reflect that “Jordan has hosted more than 654,500 Syrian refugees since 2011.”

  • Yemen: A diplomatic Test for Emmanuel Macron

    9/22: An earlier version of this incorrectly said that, "Last weekend, three children were killed by Houthi rebel gunfire while playing football in Taiz, the third largest city in Yemen." We have corrected this to read as, "Last weekend, three children, two while playing football, were killed by Houthi-Saleh artillery attacks in Taiz, the third largest city in Yemen."

  • UN: Push North Korea to End Child Sexual Abuse

    The previous subhead of this news release incorrectly stated the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea denies the existence of domestic violence. The news release was updated to reflect that the government denies child rape and sexual abuse.

  • Singapore: End Harassment of Peaceful Activists

    A previous version of this news release stated that the 2017 vigil outside Changi prison was to protest the country's death penalty. The vigil was actually to support the family of S. Prabagara; the news release has been updated to reflect this correction. 

  • Defending Spain’s Defense Lawyers

    An earlier version of this dispatch mistakenly referred to both lawyers as belonging to the CUP. The Dispatch has been changed to reflect this.

  • Indonesia Again Silences 1965 Massacre Victims

    An earlier version of this Dispatch misstated the title of one of the documentary films that since 2012 have increased public discussion of the killings. That Dispatch has been adjusted to reflect this.

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